Writing can be more fun when other people are there to share the experience with you. Like writing sprints, write-ins can be a great way to keep yourself moving forward toward that awesome goal of 50k words.
If you’ve started an account at nanowrimo.org, you’ll find a tab toward the top of the page that says “Region.” If you select “Home Region” from the drop down menu, you can usually find people who live in your area that are planning write-ins locally in the forums at the bottom of the page.
I live in a rural area, in Wyoming, so there are not a lot of write-ins in my area. But, this is the age of the internet, so I rely on virtual spaces to fill needs when my physical spaces do not provide them. As I mentioned in my last Nano post, you can look for writing groups online. I have a group I sprint within email, but I also attend virtual write-ins in SecondLife.
Write-ins are a great way to connect with other writers, and not feel so alone as you are hammering away at your keyboard.